Cool cheers thats what Im thinking the extra insulation would help ..I use a double air bed..I know they arent the warmest cos of the air in them but I injured my back lifting my xs650 engine yrs ago .. and its never been the same since ..so need a good thick air bed to lie on thats why I thought the army bivvy would do as an extra layer of warmth ..tho the other day I found in B&Q a roll of foil covered bubble roof insulation for £8 Im thinking cutting it to length and using that under my sleeping bag ..and it'll fold/roll up quite small .. (thumbs) thanks for the replies an ideas guys (thumbs)Old Git Ray wrote:This confuses me. The whole idea of a bivvi bag (and it needs to be a Goretex one) is that it constantly breathes and takes away the moisture from breath and body.BillyC wrote:Whenever I've used a bivvy bag to sleep in I always find I'm soaked in the morning due to condensation in the bag. ....Snip....
I regularly use one when out on my own as it is simpler than putting up a tent and I can kip in hedgerows etc if I want to. The extra insulation provided by the bag is very good.
Tents, Sleeping Bags, Oxygen Chambers...that kinda stuff
Here you go Paul, have a snoop at this:PaulinBont wrote:So, what's the best Goretex bivvy bag in terms of compactness/lightness/warmth/cost; any suggestions
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Thanks for the link (thumbs)BigBashBonanza wrote:Here you go Paul, have a snoop at this:PaulinBont wrote:So, what's the best Goretex bivvy bag in terms of compactness/lightness/warmth/cost; any suggestions
I do smile at all these references to 'ex-army bivvy bags'; all we had was a poncho and four bungee straps :whistle:
And you could clip poncho's together for a bigger tent, I got mine in 72 as well and as for keeping warm you just can't beat the Army sleeping bag (maggot), don't know about the new ones but the old ones with a waterproof outer bag kept me dry and warm when on 4 day border patrols in Ireland during winter.